Safety Netting Above Vehicle Gates

Published 1 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesBoundary security Property security Scaffold protection Site security
To allow Façade installation, scaffolding had to be erected at Gate 1 and Gate 3 of this project. Despite having a 3 meter high hoarding line, the vehicles gates are only 2.4 meters high. Therefore, to provide additional measure to secure site, they have installed safety netting above both vehicle gates.

Red Light to Inform Operatives that Hoist is Out of Service

Published 1 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesWorking methods
On this project they have 13 car hoist, covering 6 building and basement areas, and they have implemented a system to inform workforce when hoist are out of action. On every hoist landing they have installed a red light (hoarding light). In case the hoist is out of service, then hoist operator will then switch on the red light. A...

First Response Emergency Care Site Responder

Published 1 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Ashleigh Lang
CategoriesEmergency procedures First Aid Initiatives Recording accidents Training Workforce information
This project have a trained Level 3 First Response Emergency Care (FREC3) Responder on site to support with any potential incidents. This ensures that if there is an incident on site they have better skills and knowledge to deal with it. The additional skills they are able to perform are: Medical emergencies – Clinical lead until emergency services arrive Patient...

Volunteer Coronavirus Vaccinators

Published 1 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Luciana Campos
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Labour
The contractor is supporting employees who are interested in volunteering and using their first aid skills to help communities get closer to normal life through the National Vaccination Programme. The employees are now administering injections and supporting people through the vaccination process as carers, advocates and vaccinators. They have been interviewed and trained, in addition to carrying out St John...

Social Distancing and Cleaning within a Hoist Car

Published 22 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesCleaning regime Communicate initiatives Controls Occupational health risks Workforce consultation Workforce information
To ensure social distancing within a hoist car, the project team have implemented signage and marked up the floor. All hoists can only fit 8 workers and a hoist operator, to enforce compliance all hoist operators have been briefed about the procedure, signage informing maximum capacity has been implemented, yellow foot marks has been painted on hoist floor and a...

Working Inside Cores Procedure

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesControls Management Supply chain engagement
For Safety reason, all working inside the cores must be coordinated, to ensure fire escape routes do not get compromised. This work must be agreed with the contractor and coordinated on DABS meetings, with no work to take place unless agreed and authorised by the contractor. This must be communicated on DABS the day before works take place. Once agreed,...

Virtual Coffee Drop Ins

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesMental health Mental health first aiders Wellbeing events
Due to coronavirus, a large number of employees are working from home and they will be missing their daily routine on site, including socialising with work colleagues. Also, understanding those working on site are under unusual circumstances, the Mental Health First Aiders team on the project have implemented virtual coffee drop in sessions. The sessions are done once a week,...

Subcontractor Coronavirus Committee Meeting

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Management Supply chain engagement Workforce consultation Workforce information
On this project they have an internal coronavirus committee meeting, where they review coronavirus measures implemented on the project. Also in the meeting they discuss how to implement legislation and government guidance, in particular the CLC Site Operating Procedures in drawing together a standardised approach to the management of infection risks on the project. However, they believe the expertise from...

Promoting TFL’s Online Cycle Skills Course to the Workforce

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesCycle safety Cycle safety Pedestrian safety Training Workforce information
Since the pandemic started the project team have taken measures to encourage the use of bicycle to travel around London, therefore having less site works using public transport. On a daily basis around 50 site workers use the projects bike store, with a large number of the workforce using Santander Cycles. Therefore, to promote safety they have been promoting TFL’s...

Promoting Nearest Santander Cycle Docking Stations

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesAccess/egress Controls Management
Following Government request for the construction industry to look at ways to ease the burden on the London underground and public transport system at this current time of extreme pressure on key workers, the project team have implemented some measures including: increased bike store capacity, creating battery charging points for electric scooter and staggered times to access and egress the...

Online Waste Bin Request System

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesLitter Organisation Organisation Procedures Public Rubbish Site Waste Supply chain
This project is a mixed use scheme sited on the Old Scotland Yard site, consisting of 268 fully fitted out residential units which are incorporated within 6 residential towers which sit above the podium buildings. Therefore, there is not much space available for waste bins on work areas. The contractor have instructed their logistics subcontractor to provide an ‘Online Waste...

Honesty Award

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Darren Goldstone
CategoriesManagement attitudes Recognition Reward
On this project they have implemented an Honesty Award. When workers show an honest attitude for instance by returning a lost wallet or mobile phone to security they receive an Amazon voucher. Then during the next project stand down they are awarded a certificate from the Project Director and their picture is put up at site reception. This is seen...

Hoist Lock Off Procedure

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesDrills Initiatives Protected and controlled access Working methods
On this project, they have 10 hoists distributed in 4 common towers operating from ground floor level up to level 20, spread across 6 buildings. However, they also have 6 cranes sitting on top of the cores. Understanding the risk of clash created by having hoists and crane lifting at the same time, in order to control the risk and...

Defibrillator Available on Car Hoist

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesDefibrillators Emergency procedures First Aid
In order to make defibrillator more accessible to workforce, the project team have strategically placed three defibrillators on site car hoists. One defibrillator will cover the basement area, while the other two will cover East and West areas of the project. All managers, first aiders and hoist operators on the project have been briefed on site’s fire and emergency procedures.

Bike Bay Card

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesAccess/egress Cycle safety Property security Secure storage Working methods
This contractor is trying to encourage site workers to use bicycles, to minimise the usage of public transport in London. To do this they have increased the capacity of site’s bike store. However, this meant they had to create a coronavirus free system to ensure safety. Therefore they came up with the idea of ‘Bike Bay Card’, The procedure is...